One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria.

The new office expands Google’s presence in Victoria and will provide support, policy, sales, marketing and cloud computing services.

Google is the latest addition to a long list of major global tech companies investing in Melbourne, including Alibaba, Amazon,, Mimecast, Slack, Zendesk and Square.

These companies have been attracted by Victoria’s healthy investment climate and strong economy as well as its wealth of tech talent and vibrant tech ecosystem.

Victoria’s 10 world-class universities produce 37 per cent of Australia’s tech graduates, more than any other state.

The presence of heavyweights like Google bolsters Victoria’s tech sector, creating jobs and training opportunities for local students and giving local tech companies and startups the chance to collaborate with world leaders.

The new Melbourne office demonstrates our long-term commitment to businesses and partners in Victoria. We’re delighted to have a growing office hub here in Melbourne – from just four people when we began a few years ago, to more than 100 desks in the Google Melbourne office today.

Sean McDonell
Google's site lead in Melbourne